The top statuswindows correctly display the RA, Dec and the mimic window correctly displaysthe orientation. The only way to reset the rate is to disconnect SN from the hub and thenreconnect - slew are again normal.But, when told to slew to a target via AP, it will slew atguiding rate. Sometime, for instance, if I have the POTH hub running with no other astroprograms connected, when I connect AP to the generic hub it will cause the POTHhub to disconnect from the scope. Conditions: POTH connected to the CPC1100SN connect to the generic hub AP connected to the generic hub. SN report "Wrong Tracking State", and will not slew. So, my guess is somewhere somehow AP is setting the tracking state. ASCOM Platform 6 (build 6.0.6056.1963)AP version 2.0.1b3Windows 7 (64).
This is still one of the best beginner telescopes for eliminating excuses.
There's no awkward bulk since it tucks into a backpack; hauling it to dark skies will not be an issue.
Wrestling star charts to find targets is also not an issue with this product.
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The Meade ETX-80AT-TC refractor with backpack used to really stand out in the field of telescopes for beginners based on its go-to capability and extreme portability.The go-to field has become a bit more crowded over the years, but this starter scope still has some noteworthy plusses.ID: 4672 Version: 2.0.1b3 Date: 2012/01/11 Platform: All Reproduce: Unknown Title: Slew reverts to tracking rate and sets ASCOM to tracking rate for other attached Pgms Description: I posted this within another thread in Yahoo, but you may have missed it. I have connected to the hub Starry Night(SN), and Maxim DL.Both SN and Maxim DL will slew (at slew speeds) when requested.When connected to a generic hub to POTH(by itself), Astro Planner (AP)s scopecontrol palette is gray - no selections possible.(note, I directly connect tothe scope san hub - the palette is there and functional).